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Old 04-03-2013, 09:53 PM   #181
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Absolutely..... Freakin....... Awesome

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:10 PM   #182
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thanks! haha

I'm back form MOAB Finally getting to a comp to sit down and do somthing. altho I have 17 days left till graduation and I'm frantically trying to get things done im on JF insted of catching up on HW and Tests and Senior Design Report:thumbsup:

Was an awesome experence driving 5000 miles round trip on my own to Easter Jeep Safari to meet with friends and family in the industry. Drove the Chevy 2500 towing my buddies 1 car trailer from North Florida Off Road with the jeep shinnin on top! not one problem happened driving the jeep or truck all 2 weeks! I couldn't have been any more content witht he trip honestly. here are just a few pics form the week. I know its not much but man it was honestly the time of my life.












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heres some pics from grad. figured Id label myself so my peeps could find me in the crowd was pretty effective!

Not only did I graduate but i took the whole weekend off work for jeep beach too. man was it a blast! Great time with great friends in the industry. also pretty cool meeting new people and some of the guys on toe forums! Jeeps been pretty solid can't really complain. I ordered new shock towers form the rear and and gonna order Rock Krawler 2.0's with resies for the back. also got some cool things for graduation! Installed an Spod on the wrangler finally! man was that a mess of wires! I didn't know how bad it really was till i looked at all the sires i had tucked away and running all over the place. one of the safest and most effective installs ive done. now if i only didn't break my visors off when i did the roll cage it would be complete haha. also installed new Trek Armor seat covers. These are sweet! water proof and tight fitting. sleek and stylish too. a little wrinkly cause they are new! haha















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Old 06-20-2013, 05:27 AM   #186
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Just read through all 7 pgs loved it awesome rig and congrats on getting out of schhool
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Just read through all 7 pgs loved it awesome rig and congrats on getting out of schhool
Thanks! Sometimes I don't think anyone reads this thing

I got the job at Poison Spyder Customs in Cali! I packed up everything I own on the 2 car trailer and moves out west. Blew 2 tires, and my ac compressor went out in tucsan az. Drove 2500 miles to get here. Move into my new house tomorrow! I'll post pics and what not this weekend hopefully. Just working off my phone now. What a wild trip and a crazy ride. I can't believe fresh outa college I have this opportunity. Truly humbling and excited to take the dive into a new life and new career
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Congrats on the job man! That's every jeepers dream to work for a company like that. But if you wouldn't mind, could you post up some more pics of your rear 4-link? And just wondering, where did you buy/order that Axial from?
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Congrats on the job man! That's every jeepers dream to work for a company like that. But if you wouldn't mind, could you post up some more pics of your rear 4-link? And just wondering, where did you buy/order that Axial from?
the 4 link rear with a 9" stretch. I'll try and post up a few in a day or so for ya


Poison Spyder sells Axials now, you cna get them in many hobby shops too

While working my new found job at Poison Spyder here in CA, New products are on the horizon! Unfortunatly I can't Show you guys all of the awesome things we are working on untill they are released! haha but fortunatly for you the DeFender Standard Inner Fenders were released so I have some shots of the install.

The cool thing about it is that I already Had the DeFenders installed. I didn't have to remove them to install the new Inner Fenders. I unbolted all the factory hardware and brackets off the stock fenderwells (or what was left of them) and simply slid them out from the bottom side of the fender. They slid right around the coilover mount and right around the tires.






Once the stock inner fenders were taken out the 3 Piece set simply bolts together. I started loosle with the top piece that bolts to the DeFender, then the backing plate, to give me room around the edgesd for the piece that follows the contor of the shocks and springs. They simply bolt together like legos. pretty cool. I did however have to rearange some of the components to make better fitments. The Hardware Kit does come with a few extra bolts to aid in a clean look for drilling holes and attaching factory components to the area of your choice depending on what you are running. I moved my fuel vapor can to the driver slant side of the innerfender piece. i just removed the factory bracket that holds it inplace and bolted straigh to the fenderwell. used rubber gromits so it wouldn't rattle either! :2thumbsup: Moved the Washer fluid bottle over to the end as you cna see too. Im running an Banks cold ait intake. the stock air box will not fit with this set up without heave mods i used some aluminum "L" brackets to fasten my intake to the fender. using hoseclamps and some rubber bushings i was able to relocate my resi for the coilovers to the under-tops (oximoron?) for a cleaner look






I'll get pictures up soon of the pass side and the brackets i used
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:46 AM   #192
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I saw you guys on John Bull Monday, (labor day) my rig was the one getting freaking poured on during the monsoon. Jeep is looking sick!!
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I saw you guys on John Bull Monday, (labor day) my rig was the one getting freaking poured on during the monsoon. Jeep is looking sick!!
Thanks! Man we felt so bad we held you guys up while our group passed. If you would have went 1st you would have beat the storm next time we owe you a pass!
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Thanks! Man we felt so bad we held you guys up while our group passed. If you would have went 1st you would have beat the storm next time we owe you a pass!

No problem! We would have gotten just as wet in the jeeps, lol. I will say going down the middle obstacle on JB in the pouring rain was a bit trying. Slipping and sliding all over the place!
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Is that light bar mount you are running on your hood with the 10inch (I think) light bar a one off custom mount? Really liked the looks of it!
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #196
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Is that light bar mount you are running on your hood with the 10inch (I think) light bar a one off custom mount? Really liked the looks of it!
Yes it is a 10" the mount was from my friends company BDF that now works for Rigid. Have a 10" and a 20" mount for the hoods. Originally for a Jk but I modded for the TJ hood latch. It does add a nice sleek low profile look to it! Thanks!
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I will add in that there are always pros and cons to upgrades so heres what I have to say about my experience:

It should have been an easy hr-90 minute install. but with my nutsert tool not making the nutserts flush and dealing with them spinning this was a headache. not only that but I initially had the tramp stamp put flush to the bottoms of the corners and the tub (BAD IDEA) if you do this the tailgate will hit the tub when you try and close it, so make sure that you align it properly so the tailgate opened and closes properly!

Pros
Lightweight! about 13lbs vs 50lbs
Clean/Sleek look!
no swing latch to interfere with hitting or rubbing the fuel cell.
waterproof seals are included to keep out air/moisture/exhaust ect.
comes with a tramp stamp!
a bench to work on out on the trail or a table for lunch!
did i mention light weight?!

Cons

I didn't read up on directions prier, this could have saves the headache.
Didn't know about the tailgate not shutting situation till after it happened.
Small stainless screws are used so its easy to strip a head (I stripped 1)
might have been easier if my nutsert tool liked the smaller manterals.

The pros deff outweigh the cons on this one.. most the cons are cause of my own human error too. This is a great product from Poison Spyder and I can't wait to finish this phase of the build and get it out on the road!!!
How much weight can the tailgate hold? Is it strong enough to sit on? Just curious.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:35 AM   #198
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How much weight can the tailgate hold? Is it strong enough to sit on? Just curious.
It is strong enough to sit on yes. I'm 160lb and it holds me just fine. Larry is heavier then me, I think 210? Lol but he sat on it no prob too. If that helps
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It is strong enough to sit on yes. I'm 160lb and it holds me just fine. Larry is heavier then me, I think 210? Lol but he sat on it no prob too. If that helps
Hey thanks, and I have to say that you have one of the sweetest jeeps I've ever seen. After seeing yours I'm determined to stretch mine when I'm out of college.
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Hey thanks, and I have to say that you have one of the sweetest jeeps I've ever seen. After seeing yours I'm determined to stretch mine when I'm out of college.
Appriciate the comment

I was on the fence of stretching it, but once I went 9 there was no turning back from it. and I think it turned out great. awesome feel off camber out on the rocks and a great ride on the road. Just do it before you have to pay your student loans back cause mine just came creeping in and took a chunk ot of my fun money each month lol
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I was just watching a video called QuadCopter Coverage of Jeep Beach 2013 and 16 seconds in I see your jeep haha
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I was just watching a video called QuadCopter Coverage of Jeep Beach 2013 and 16 seconds in I see your jeep haha
hhaha SWEET!
so since ive bene out here we wheeled twice in Johnson Valley (where they run the King of Hammers race) was a blast wheein new trails and meeting new people. the chevy deff doesn't like the hills around here towing, and te Jeep isnt used to wheeling nonstop. so of coarse we run into issues. ended up breaking an axle shaft in the front.








i broke the shaft on the last run on Sunday i figured it was time for a few upgrades. I finally bought a set of RCV axle shafts for the front with Warn hubs and the 30 spline inner conversion kit for the outer hub ring. also went with a new K&N filter. while doing so at work Ive been playing around some and am currently working on a CB mount for the PSC roll cages. its just a proto of a proto but seems effective for the mounting location.







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Old 01-30-2014, 05:40 PM   #203
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went wheelin last week with larry and DLL. kinda nice t take a brake form work and get out for some recreation wheeling.




here are the new corners and rockers im putting on. I never really liked the look of the comp cut fender, looks too modified or "extreme" so I'm going for the clean flush look and maybe a bobbed LJ? lol


What do you guys think?




Also in the mean time. I have been asked to fox the bosses wife's golf cart for Hammer Town. easier to get around then a RZR because you don't have to have seat belts abd helmets for the golf cart. I did the "build" at my house and she had no idea what i was doing to it. so we made our own version of our Poison Spyder Race Car "crispy" the BAJK. which we now have "Crunchy" the BAGC!











needless to say not only were we building a race car, but after i left the shop it was back to the grind on the golf cart. glad both are finished and headed to the lake bed today!
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That golf cart is pretty bad a$$ haha an those fenders look really good
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just got back from KOH and man what a great time and race we had. Our Full Body JK rocked the course and after a long delay due to a radiator fix we continued the race but ran out of time when we hit the 9:00PM check point on lap 3 at Chocolate Thunder. we left with our car running, driving and in great condition in spite of a JB-Welded radiator! Our friends Eric Anderson, Lance Clifford, Shad Kennedy, and Cody Wagner also did a great gob and killed it on the course. I didn't take many shots cause I was in the pit, then the booth, then main communications radio for the race so some of the photos are mine and some are from our team of media guys we had. :cheers:













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Ok guys if you have been missing out on Poison Spyder Posts and my FB page Here is what happened. (sorry for going MIA all the sudden. been getting swamped with life)

Went to TDS this past weekend and it was a BLAST. Had a great time wheelin with friends and the Spyder crew.

Went out Saturday with Dusty and some of the guys form SoCal Broncos. That is where the video DTS had previously posted is from. went up it flawlessly! So then Sunday went out again and figured i'd try another line and well.. that wasn't the case. ended up unloading the front end and cam down on the driver side of the jeep and cased it on the roof.

With that being said very minimal body damage. the Fully welded TJ Laser Fit Cage took all of the brunt of the fall. some scratches and scuffs but no sign of fatigue. the fenders front and rear are untouched and the hood is still pristine. the windshield, and windshield frame is wasted tho. the Rigid 50" took a gnarly beating tho, bent and cracked housing. but every LED still works like new. the SPOD attached to the windshield frame is still in working order and the housing for it didn't even crack. the soft top is ruined tho, ripped and bent beyond repair. Steering components are wasted and ball joints are trashed. some rear end noise too.

This was a different line I took that day. Different line mixed with driver error caused a roll over for the TJ. Jeremy and I are fine, just a bit bruised up. We were in good hands with the Poison Spyder crew, friends, and family who helped get us out safely as well as getting the Jeep back on all 4's. This is what happens when we take risks and go for new heights. Experience doesn't always come from success. Jeep is banged up but nothing we can't fix. Thanks you for everyone's help that day. Couldn't have been in better hands in a situation like this.

Next step is the rebuild.
















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Damn that sucks sorry
you win some.. you loose some.. lol i think its for the better.. now I have an excuse to upgrade and build stronger and better

So still in rebuild mode. I cant say I broke everything from the roll over. some of the things Ive found broken have been fatigued for sometime mos likely.

Front center link and drag link are waisted.
steering heims.
Upper ball joints.
Front upper long arm mount on axle blew out.
Lower seats for C/O springs broke (only the ridge the spring sits in)
Trans flush
Oil change.
diff fluid change.
both rear axle shafts torqued and stretched.
carrier in the 8.8 cracked.
rear tire swing latches.
best top and bows.
windshield.
windshield frame.
driver door.
50" Rigid light bar. (still works, just bent and housing cracked)
PSC 50" light brackets
D2 dullys from Rigid bent brackets.


thats what i can' see and think of now that I bent tho.

So in fixing everything its gonna take forever. Fortunately for me some of this is easier then I thought to find!

Redlands Motorsports found a new best top and hardware for me. Scott Hartman had a windshield frame from there old KOH TJ they had. and work has some of the brackets. its just a money issue now But were making progress.
Rear end is getting a total make over with new locker from Eaton a full Detroit locker with Motive Gearing 5.13 front and rear, with Factory Ten cromo axle shafts. Rock krawler is supplying new suspension components and steering from their race car and stretched LJ. gonna get Poly performance ball joints and some new Timken bearings for the front rotors.

got the windshield painted and door fixed form the body shop next to work here and the top cleaned and installed. starting to look like a Jeep again












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